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January 06, Elite Women: Rome

Vos solos to victory in Rome World Cup

By:
Brecht Decaluwé
Published:
January 06, 2013, 14:12 GMT,
Updated:
January 06, 2013, 17:20 GMT

Compton secures overall World Cup title with runner-up result

World champion Marianne Vos won her second straight World Cup round of the season in Rome.

World champion Marianne Vos won her second straight World Cup round of the season in Rome.

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World champion Marianne Vos (Rabobank Liv/Giant Team) won the penultimate cyclo-cross World Cup round in Rome, Italy on Sunday afternoon. Katie Compton (Trek Cyclocross Collective) did more than enough at the hippodrome on the outskirts of Rome with her second place finish and claimed overall victory in the World Cup.

"I've got the rhythm going and can head with confidence to the championships," Vos said on Sporza.

World champion Vos had a good start and didn't lose time to set a fast pace. Compton got away well, too, and sat on Vos' wheel on a blistering fast Italian course. Halfway through the opening lap Compton took over pace-setting duties from Vos. Nobody was able to keep up with the duo at this early stage of the race. Although Compton needed just a top-15 result in Rome to secure overall victory in the World Cup she did take most of the initiative during the first half of the six-lap long race.

At the end of the fourth lap, Vos accelerated in a small, twisting sector just prior to the finish line. The world champion got a gap on Compton and didn't take her foot of the gas. Compton lost a handful of seconds and didn't manage to close the gap down.

In the following two laps Vos managed to keep going as fast as in the first half of the race while Compton shifted a gear back.

In the background the battle for third place was most interesting. Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team) rode alone in third between two groups. She was nearly a minute behind the leading duo and a handful of seconds ahead of a large chase group with Sanne Cant (Veldritacademie Enertherm-BKCP), Helen Wyman (Kona) and Sanne van Paassen (Rabobank Liv/Giant Team). In the closing laps van Paassen did all she could to get back on the Czech rider but she fell short on the line.

Vos won by 24 seconds on Compton. Nash held off Van Paassen for third place at 1:08 from Vos. Cant and Wyman were fifth and sixth in Rome.

In two weeks the final World Cup round will be held in Hoogerheide, Netherlands. As it's mathematically impossible for anyone to supplant Compton at the top of the World Cup standings, she's likely to skip the race and stay in the USA to prepare for the world championships in Louisville, taking place February 2-3.

Full Results
1 Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant 0:39:38  
2 Katie Compton (USA) Trek Cyclocross Collective 0:00:24  
3 Katerina Nash (Cze) Luna Pro Team 0:01:08  
4 Sanne van Paassen (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant 0:01:15  
5 Sanne Cant (Bel) Veldritacademie Enertherm - BKCP 0:01:22  
6 Helen Wyman (GBr) Kona Factory Team 0:01:37  
7 Sabrina Stultiens (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant 0:01:46  
8 Lucie Chainel-Lefevre (Fra) BH - SR Suntour - Peisey Vallandry 0:01:48  
9 Ellen Van Loy (Bel) Melbotech Prorace CT 0:02:02  
10 Eva Lechner (Ita) Colnago Sudtirol 0:02:03  
11 Julie Krasniak (Fra) Rapha-Focus 0:02:05  
12 Nikki Harris (GBr) Young Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team    
13 Annefleur Kalvenhaar (Ned) Giant Dealerteams 0:02:25  
14 Christel Ferrier-Bruneau (Fra) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team 0:02:28  
15 Jasmin Achermann (Swi) Rapha-Focus 0:02:35  
16 Amy Dombroski (USA) Young Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team 0:02:55  
17 Valentina Scandolara (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Rox 0:03:09  
18 Pavla Havlikova (Cze) Young Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team 0:03:15  
19 Elena Valentini (Ita) Selle Italia-Guerciotti-Elite 0:03:32  
20 Joyce Vanderbeken (Bel) Wielerteam Decock Sportivo Moorsele 0:03:44  
21 Francesca Cucciniello (Ita) Selle Italia-Guerciotti-Elite 0:03:51  
22 Gabriella Day (GBr) Rapha-Focus 0:04:05  
23 Alice Arzuffi (Ita) Selle Italia-Guerciotti-Elite 0:04:33  
24 Reza Hormes-Ravenstijn (Ned) Orange Babies Cycling Team 0:04:47  
25 Martina Mikulaskova (Cze) 0:05:24  
26 Francesca Cauz (Ita) Fassa Bortolo - Servetto 0:05:41  
27 Suzie Godart (Lux) CCI Differdange 0:05:42  
28 Alessia Bulleri (Ita)  -1lap  
29 Margriet Kloppenburg (Den) BMC Concept Store    
30 Nancy Bober (Bel) Style & Concept  -2laps  
DNF Vania Rossi (Ita)    
World Cup standings after round 7
1 Katie Compton (USA) Trek Cyclocross Collective 390 pts
2 Nikki Harris (GBr) Young Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team 254  
3 Sanne van Paassen (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant 250  
4 Helen Wyman (GBr) Kona Factory Team 246  
5 Sanne Cant (Bel) Veldritacademie Enertherm - BKCP 217  
6 Lucie Chainel-Lefevre (Fra) BH - SR Suntour - Peisey Vallandry 190  
7 Jasmin Achermann (Swi) Rapha-Focus 188  
8 Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant 165  
9 Christel Ferrier-Bruneau (Fra) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team 157  
10 Pavla Havlikova (Cze) Young Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team 145  
11 Katerina Nash (Cze) Luna Pro Team 135  
12 Gabriella Day (GBr) Rapha-Focus 135  
13 Ellen Van Loy (Bel) Melbotech Prorace CT 135  
14 Sabrina Stultiens (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant 95  
15 Amy Dombroski (USA) Young Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team 94  
16 Julie Krasniak (Fra) Rapha-Focus 90  
17 Eva Lechner (Ita) Colnago Sudtirol 87  
18 Annefleur Kalvenhaar (Ned) Giant Dealerteams 79  
19 Arenda Grimberg (Ned) WV Het Stadion 72  
20 Marlène Morel Petitgirard (Fra) VCCMM 61  
21 Sabrina Schweizer (Ger) Rapha-Focus 61  
22 Kaitlin Antonneau (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld 57  
23 Pauline Ferrand-Prevot (Fra) Rabobank Liv/Giant 55  
24 Martina Mikulaskova (Cze) 53  
25 Joyce Vanderbeken (Bel) Wielerteam Decock Sportivo Moorsele 52  
26 Reza Hormes-Ravenstijn (Ned) Orange Babies Cycling Team 40  
27 Alice Arzuffi (Ita) Selle Italia-Guerciotti-Elite 39  
28 Hanka Kupfernagel (Ger) RusVelo 35  
29 Vania Rossi (Ita) 34  
30 Sophie de Boer (Ned) Young Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team 33  
31 Maureen Bruno Roy (USA) Bob's Red Mill p/b Seven Cycles 28  
32 Meredith Miller (USA) Cal Giant Berry Farms/Specialized 22  
33 Caroline Mani (Fra) Raleigh-Clement 22  
34 Elena Valentini (Ita) Selle Italia-Guerciotti-Elite 21  
35 Nicole Duke (USA) Raleigh-Clement 19  
36 Asa Maria Erlandsson (Swe) 19  
37 Kim Van de Steene (Bel) Kon. VC T Meetjesland-Knesselare 19  
38 Githa Michiels (Bel) Trek-KMC Trade Team 19  
39 Francesca Cauz (Ita) Fassa Bortolo - Servetto 18  
40 Crystal Anthony (USA) Cyclocrossworld.com 17  
41 Nancy Bober (Bel) Style & Concept 17  
42 Valentina Scandolara (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Rox 14  
43 Tereza Medvedova (Svk) 14  
44 Margriet Kloppenburg (Den) BMC Concept Store 14  
45 Lise-Marie Henzelin (Swi) Team Pro Region Renfersa 13  
46 Francesca Cucciniello (Ita) Selle Italia-Guerciotti-Elite 10  
47 Annie Last (GBr) 10  
48 Ayako Toyooka (Jpn) 9  
49 Elisabeth Brandau (Ger) Notebooksbilliger.de Team 7  
50 Hilde Quintens (Bel) Melbotech Prorace CT 6  
51 Suzie Godart (Lux) CCI Differdange 4  
52 Angelica Edvardsson (Swe) 4  
53 Karla Stepanova (Cze) 4  
54 Evy Kuijpers (Ned) 4  
55 Christine Vardaros (USA) Baboco 4  
56 Alessia Bulleri (Ita) 3  
57 Nadja Heigl (Aut) 2  
58 Lotte Eikelenboom (Ned) 1  
59 Andrea Smith (USA) LadiesFirst Racing 1  
60 Kristien Nelen (Bel) Houffalize Granville Team 1